With Bleak Job Prospects, Parents and Their Children Buy Into Franchises

Late one night in January 2012, Paige Palmer called her mother at home, crying. She was entering her final semester as a communications major at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, and neither she nor her friends were finding work. The job market was terrifying. “In this culture, your whole life is planned out […]

City Life Takes a Toll on China’s Children

BEIJING — Life in China isn’t cheap any more, despite its reputation as a low-cost center. While many families have prospered from economic liberalization, others struggle to get by. And that includes many considered to be doing fairly well. Many migrants from the countryside who are driving growth with their labor have few rights in […]